Boom is a shining example of the thriving psychedelic resurgence. The very notion of coming together in an autonomous space specifically designed to facilitate transformative experiences reflects a contemporary psychedelic ethos that is spreading worldwide and taking shape in exciting ways. A rich modern history—as well as deep ties to prehistoric practices—has brought this unprecedented resurgence to its thrilling present position, and the potential futures on the horizon are the stuff of dreams.
With Issue Two of The Nexian currently in the final stages of production, The Nexian publishing collective wishes to share a teaser from one of the forthcoming features. To whet the appetites of those who have been eagerly awaiting the release of this issue, we are proud to present a brief excerpt from The Nexian's exclusive interview with Dr. Rick Strassman, a psychedelic researcher who needs no introduction.
One of the many problems with the war on drugs is selective enforcement. Racial disparities in arrests, prosecution, and incarceration are well documented and have been reported on for years. But the pattern of inconsistent application of the law goes deeper than which communities are being targeted… it is also an issue in terms of which substances are being targeted.